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. >> do we know how quickly this will happen? >> the pentagon says they want to have an implementation process and get it done by 2016. there is still a big outclause on all of this. the services, military units could say at the end of the day they want an exemption and they don't think they can have women in the units. you hear the same issues, personal hygiene, can women pass the physical requirements, all of this still on the table. so panetta knows and chuck hagel was supporting him. they know they have to do this somewhat gradually. >> thank you. appreciate it. >>> this guy, diplomatic trouble shooter, decorated war veteran john kerry on top to be america's top diplomat. the senate foreign relations committee is holding a hearing on the nomination to become secretary of state. kerry talked about how his military experience in vietnam has shaped his views. >> i want all of us to keep in our minds as i think we do the extraordinary men and women in uniform who are on the front lines even as we meet here today. the troops at war who helped protect america i can pledge to you that as
comfortably that the decision that the pentagon made is a very good one. and i just like to sort of pick up on elaine's point about the role of the infantry. she is right in saying that aspects of the infantry is indeed to hunt and kill the enemy. but i would also say that 21st century warfare has changed. 21st century warfare in recent experience? iraq and afghanistan is about winning hearts and minds, and a big role of the infantry now is about working with the locals and the locals are not just men, they are women and little girls. and i think the dynamic that a woman brings to a unit that is out in these roles, working with the local population is absolutely key and vital. >> okay, okay. >> that's what the women are doing right now. that is what they are doing and we are proud of them. >> elaine, i want to know, how you answer -- >> i want to agree with that. >> i want to know how you answer women who feel able to fight along their male counter parts and i want it after the break. >> okay. well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes,
move by the pentagon. >> the tip of the spehr infantry about a tal yonz, these are the ones that attack the enemy. these are all male for good reason. we don't have women in those units it's not a good idea to put them there. everyone is insisting and assuming the standards will be the same. they will be equal but they won't be the same. general dempsey said if the standard is too high and the women can't meet it, we'll ask, should it be so high, that's when the pressure to lower the standards will continue. he also asked for a critical mass of women. that will further lower the standards so we can have more women in the unit. and then we have a diversity commission that says, we're supposed to have diversity metrics, that's another name for quotas and promotions for men will be contingent on meeting the diversity quota. the military is not there just to support equal opportunity. it's there to defent the country and carry out the missions that are asked of them. >> one shouldn't assume every woman would be for this new policy, and most men would be against it, and some men would be aga
the latest move by the pentagon. >> the tip of the spear infantry battalions, the ones that attack the enemy, they are men for good reason. now, everyone is insisting and assuming the standards will be the same. they will be equal. but they won't be the same. because general dempsey said, well, if the standard is too high and the women can't meet it, we'll ask should it be so high. that's when the pressure to lower the standards will continue. he asked for a critical mass of women. that will further lower the standards so we can have more women in that unit. and we have a diversity commission that says we're supposed to have diversity metrics, another name for quotas. the military is not there just for equal opportunity. it's there to defend the country and to carry out the missions asked of them. >> okay. one shouldn't assume every woman would be for this new policy. of course most men would be against it. mikey, you're all for this. tell me about your experience in the military serving alongside women and why you're for it. >> don, i am. i think this is a very sensible, pragmatic decision
will be allowed to serve on the front lines but don't expect to see changes right away. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence tells us why. >> reporter: army infantry, marine recon, even special ops, on thursday, they all opened to women for the first time. the pentagon is eliminating its ban on women in combat, but there's a catch. did you know today's army would be so different than the one you joined? >> no. >> reporter: staff sergeant kelly rodriguez deployed three times to iraq and afghanistan and became one of the first female combat medics to work directly with special operations forces. >> it worked out because in future deployments that unit has taken several females to do that mission. >> reporter: in recent years the navy opened subamarine duty to women and the marines female engagement teams walked foot patrols with combat units. but there's a catch to opening the infantry. all jobs won't open immediately, and the pentagon left itself some wiggle room. sources say the services have to assess each job and unit to see if and when it'd be feasible for women to be integrated without lo
happened here is the pentagon chief, currently leon panetta, has said here's the deal, women are now able to be in the front lines in combat. you have time, he says to the military to come back and tell me if women should be excluded from certain jobs. here is the idea r you have to have -- in special ops, in particular, there are huge physical challenges, even for the fittest of men. the question whether women who biologically have less upper body strength, can qualify and use the same qualifications as men. now, clearly, there are some women who can, but we will see over the next six months or so if anyone comes back and says i just don't think this is a job that a female can do but i think he expect a pretty easy transition. as we know, women have been in combat in terms of supporting combat, women killed in afghanistan and iraq, so it is not a huge leap but it is a cultural leap and there are certain jobs where you cannot bring down the qualifications, where men and women are going to have to meet the same qualifications and the question is whether women can, simply by virtue, at leas
the pentagon did. >> aloha to you and all of your viewers. it's special for me to be able to share this moment today with you and everyone because it really is a significant moment for us, but also for history and for our country for all the women who are currently serving overseas and putting their lives on the line every day. for the 1.8 million women who have worn the uniform at time or another and put their lives on the line, literally for generations. going back in the history of our country with this move today. it really is an official recognition by the president and the department of defense for the women who have been serving in these combat roles. >>>. >> let's talk about the officials and the strength and the conditions on war zones. some units have stringent physical requirements and to be a navy s.e.a.l., you have to be able to do 50 push ups in two minutes. do you think the military should adjust the qualifications for women? >> no,i don't. i think that if there is a good reason to have very high requirements in a physical realm for these jobs, they shouldn't change those just f
to attack? pentagon correspondent barbara starr has the details. >> miguel, the rhetoric out of north korea is hot. but the question is how much of a threat does their nuclear program really pose? [ speaking foreign language ] >> north korea's latest saber rattling. threatening the south just one day after pyongyang said it will lob missiles at the u.s. and conduct a new nuclear test leave nothing doubt leader kim yong u.n. isn't giving up his father's nuclear program. u.s. might not have the advance warning of a new underground test. >> they have the capability, frankly to, conduct these tests in a way that make it very difficult to determine whether or not they are doing it. >> but there are signs they're ready to test if ordered. >> the north koreans are maintaining fairly high state of readiness at the test site. and that means that if the order is given from pyongyanging to go ahead, they can probably conduct the test in a few weeks. >> satellite imagery shows a tunnel entrance where the device may undergo final assembly. a bunker for personnel and equipment. and a communications netwo
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